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Response to tirebiter (Reply #36)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:26 AM

44. Hmm let's see

80% of German combat fatalities were at the hands of Russians.

Operation Sea Lion, the planned invasion of Britain, was abandoned over a year before US entry to WW2 becasuse the British had established air superiority and would simply bomb any invasion fleet into the sea.

Cash loans were all paid back with interest and whatever lend-lease aid that remained was more than paid back by the invaluable IP gifts of the Tizard mission.

Despite what Hollywood shows, less than 1/4 of the troops for the final invasion started at the Normandy landings were American, and a much smaller ratio of ships.

And WW1? The US sacrificed less than a tenth of the French casualties and an eighth of the British, and nearly half of that bit died of the flu. Five times as many European Allied troops died in one battle, which the US sat out, than the entire American war dead.

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